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Transport Manager

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    Kevin Davis

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    6 months ago

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Solsbury Solutions are delighted to be working with a national drinks wholesaler to recruit for a Transport Manager in Southampton.

The successful candidate will manage the Transport Operation (Drivers / Mates and Transport planning) on a day to day basis, maintaining the highest customer services requirements and H&S standards at lowest delivery costs.

Main duties & responsibilities;

  • Lead, coach and manage a team of c.50 staff.
  • Act following the company’s values and management principles
  • Provide the team with expert knowledge, advice, leadership, motivating and addressing areas for improvement
  • Continually review ways of improving the operations in all areas, generating new ideas and actively implementing and promoting change
  • Management of all transport functions including, but not limited to, compliance, planning, continuous improvement.
  • Ensure the fleet of vehicles is maintained to regulatory standards.
  • Proactive communication with internal and external customers, line manager and customer service team regarding operational issues
  • Ensure that the department achieves the company quality targets whilst operating within productivity targets
  • Ensure drivers and mates adhere to best practice and the relevant Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), using them to plan and lead working practices.
  • To regularly review delivery routes to identify improvements to customer service whilst minimising costs of delivery.
  • To carry out suitable Induction & H&S training for all new entrants & refresher training, as required, for all existing staff.
  • To ensure that a comprehensive program of training is identified & implemented to meet all existing H&S requirements.
  • To manage a program that provides realistic & suitable H&S drop risk assessments (DRAs) for all customer’s outlets & make recommendations as to any action required to reduce risks to delivery crews.
  • To ensure that all vehicles and associated equipment are operated in the appropriate and safe manner and check that all vehicles that have had defects, are actioned in a timely manner. Raise Purchase Orders (POs) for repairs, as required and is appropriate.
  • Prepare driver tachographs for monthly analysis and ensure drivers work within all Legal requirements of Drivers Hours & Working time Directives.
  • Ensure that all transport statistics are produced in a timely fashion for internal and external consumption.
  • To communicate to all crews on a regular basis and act as the first point of contact for all drivers and mates, ensuring a speedy response and resolution to any issues, referring to the Depot Manager where appropriate.

Experience, skills & knowledge required;
  • Previous experience of distribution/transport
  • Transport Office Experience
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Good IT Skills
  • Experience of Managing People
  • Knowledge of Drivers Hours Regulations
  • Experience of Planning Systems

Qualifications & education required;
  • CPC National (TM)
  • Previous warehouse experience desirable but not essential
Salary - depending on experience

For more information, please contact Kevin or Emma at Solsbury Solutions in Eastleigh on 02380 002 315 or email your CV today.  
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